So this last discussion reminded me of that BBC for television production. I have that on DVD and I watched the first two episodes over the last couple of nights. I had forgotten that the entire section concerning Esther's childhood was not included except for the occasional flashback to her aunt telling her she should never have been born.
Also I know that Gillian Anderson was included as Lady Dedlock for star power, based on her long run in The X-Files that I never saw any of. Anyway in her acting does she always have that one same expression on her face, or is that just something that she affected for this role?
Great dramatization of Bleak House though.